Monday, August 1, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (42) Ear - 耳

The shell bone script for character Ear is


just like a big ear. Actually, it is more like a pig ear, not human ear.



Its bronze script is

Just a drawing of ear, the middle is the ear canal even though it is hard to tell the detail which is which.

Its big seal script is
The middle is the ear canal.

Its small seal script is


similar to big seal script, except the right vertical line connected to bottom and go down more.


Its clerical script is


similar to the small seal script.

Its current standard printing script for traditional or simplifed character is


same as clerical script. It is a pictogaphy character.

Its Pinyin is "Er3".

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